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25 Blogs with Helpful Hints on How to Squeeze Exercise into an Already Busy Day

Published on April 3, 2013, by in Sitters.

Everyone has probably heard that you should exercise at least three days a week for a minimum of 30 minutes, but who has the time?  You get up at the crack of dawn to beat rush hour traffic to your office, you have meetings all day and then you pick up the kids from daycare and come home to fix supper and spend time with your kids and spouse. There’s just no time to fit in exercise on top of all of that. But what if you broke up those 30 minutes into three 10 minute bursts of exercise?  Could you get up earlier or work from home in the morning after you work out?  If those ideas fail, you can always try to steal a few minutes and exercise at your desk.  Doing some stretching and moving around can make you more alert, which can help you do a better job at work.  Another thing you can work on is taking the stairs instead of the elevator; you may end up at the meeting a few minutes later than if you had taken the elevator, but you’ll feel better.  Lastly, you might need to take a good hard look at your schedule and see if you can work out over your lunch hour three days a week.  For more ideas like this, take a look at these 25 blog entries.

Break it Up

Most people can find 10 minutes a few times during the day where they can work in some exercise.  You can take a walk during your coffee break or on your lunch break, or right when you get home from work you can grab the kids and go for a walk around the block.  The kids will benefit from the fresh air and exercise as well, and you’ll be getting in your own exercise while being a conscientious parent at the same time.  This one-on-one time with your kids away from the distractions of home might just lead to better communication between you.  Take a look at these five blog posts and figure out how you can work in some exercise during your busy day.

Rise and Shine

By working out in the morning, you are kick starting your metabolism so that it will work at a higher level the rest of the day.  It may be hard to get yourself out of bed early to work out, but there are tricks to make it easier.  Put out your workout clothes the night before so that all you have to do is get up, put them on and go.  Make sure that you are getting enough sleep so that your body isn’t super tired when your alarm goes off.  Use these suggestions and other tips from these five blog articles.

 

At Your Desk

Exercising at your desk isn’t the same as going for a run or taking a 30 minute swim, but it beats doing nothing.  When working at a desk, people tend to slouch, which causes lower back pain.  If you take time throughout the day to get up and stretch, you will find that you are more productive and more alert than you would have been had you not taken those few minutes to stretch.  There are also many other exercises you can do right at your desk.  Check out these five blog entries for some ideas.

Small Changes

By making small changes, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator and parking your car further away when you run to the grocery store, you can add quite a bit more exercise into your day than before.  If you tend to walk slowly wherever you go, try walking briskly and with purpose instead.  Small changes throughout the day will help you feel better.  Take a look at these five blog posts for more small changes you can make.

Time Management

Many people use the excuse that they don’t have time to exercise, but if something fun comes up it’s usually possible to find time for it by moving some things around on your schedule.  By making exercise a priority in your life you can schedule it on your planner just as if it was a doctor’s appointment or a business meeting.  Make sure to put it in your schedule at work too so that people won’t try to schedule you for a meeting during the time you have set aside to workout.  For other tricks to work exercise into your schedule, read these five blog articles.

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